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Live: Children line up with flowers to offer tributes to former president APJ Abdul Kalam

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Last Updated: July 28, 2015, 18:08 IST

Live: Children line up with flowers to offer tributes to former president APJ Abdul Kalam

Kalam suffered a massive cardiac arrest and collapsed during his lecture at IIM Shillong.

Former President APJ Abdul Kalam died on Monday after he suffered a massive cardiac arrest and collapsed during his lecture at the IIM Shillong. Wrapped in tricolour, the casket carrying his body was brought from to Delhi. A mournful hymn played in the background.

## "It's a huge loss for the country. He was an icon and an inspiration not only as a people's president but also as a scientist, missile man and a simple yet great human being. I just bought his book recently for my library as well as for myself. It's a sad moment for us," says Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje

## Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar pays homage to the late former president.

## PM Narendra Modi, Hamid Ansari pay homage to Dr Kalam, write in the condolence book.

## Home Minister Rajnath Singh and senior BJP leader LK Advani pay last respects to late former president Dr Kalam.

## Former PM Manmohan Singh with his wife pay homage to Dr Kalam. Congress President Sonia Gandhi, vice president Rahul Gandhi also pay last respect.

## BJP chief Amit Shah, Najma Heptullah among other leaders present at Dr Kalam's residence.

## Late former president's mortal remains placed at 10 Rajaji Marg. Several political leaders pay homage to Dr Kalam.
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## Dr Kalam's mortal remains being taken inside his residence in Delhi where people can give their last respects.
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## Late former president Dr Kalam's casket arrives at his residence, 10 Rajaji Marg in Delhi.
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## Samajwadi Part chief Mulayam SIngh Yadav and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav are among the leaders who have arrived at Kalam's residence.
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## Several top leaders have started gathering that Kalam's Delhi residence where his body will be kept for people to pay their last respects.

## The last rites of the former president are likely to be held in his native town Rameswaram as per the wishes of the family members.

## School students line up the streets as late former president APJ Abdul Kalam's casket passes by to his residence.
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## Huge loss for the nation; words fail me if I try to describe what a great human being he was: Congress leader Ahmed Patel

## President Pranab Mukherjee: I received 2-3 poems which he wrote. He used to quietly write when we went to pay respects to soldiers. He had a mighty mind.

## President Pranab Mukherjee: After 1977, only Dr Kalam was elected as President unopposed. Even during Dr Rajendra Prasad's nomination there was contest, it was useless but still there was contest.

## Dr Kalam's mortal remains moved to a gun carriage which will be driven to his residence in Delhi, 10 Rajaji marg. His body will be kept at his residence from 3 pm and will be open for public to pay their last respects.
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## Defence Minister escorts Prime Minister Modi as he departs from the airport.

## President Pranab Mukherjee departs from Palam airport after paying his tribute to Dr Kalam.

## In an unparalleled gesture, 96-year-old Marshal of the IAF Arjan Singh pays tribute to Former President APJ Abdul Kalam.

## Former President given military honours at the airport along with 21 gun salute.

## President Pranab Mukherjee pays his last respects to the former president

## Vice President Dr Hamid Ansari pays homage to Dr Kalam

## Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives at the airport to pay homage to Dr Kalam.
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## Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia pays his respects to the former president

## Army chief General Dalbir Singh Suhag pays his last respects to Dr Kalam.

## Air Force chief pays homage to the former president.

## Navy chief pays his last respect to Dr Kalam.

## Delhi Police chief BS Bassi pays his last respect to Dr Kalam.

## His body is being carried by officers of all three defence forces.

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## Dr Kalam's body wrapped in tricolour is brought out of the aircraft.

## Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal are also among those present at the airport.

## The mortal remains of former President APJ Abdul Kalam have arrived in Delhi in a special Indian Air Force plane. Kalam died on Monday after he suffered a massive cardiac arrest and collapsed during his lecture at IIM Shillong.

## Kalam will be laid to rest in his hometown Rameshwaram in Tamil Nadu.

## Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with chiefs of three defence forces are at the Palam airport to receive Dr Kalam's body.
first published:July 28, 2015, 12:23 IST
last updated:July 28, 2015, 18:08 IST